Why New York Jets name?

A professional American football team, the New York Jets is situated in the New York metropolitan area. The group’s main base of operations is in Florham Park, New Jersey.
The New York Jets, LLC limited liability company serves as the franchise’s official legal form of organization.

The American Football Conference (AFC) East division is where the Jets participate in the National Football League. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of New York City, the Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium, which they share with the New York Giants.

New York Jets

Because the New York Giants already existed and because, in the words of owner Harry Wismer, “titans are bigger and stronger than Giants,” the Jets’ initial name was the New York Titans.



The franchise only lasted three short years before it filed for bankruptcy and was acquired by a new ownership group. The Gotham Football Club, Inc. was the name given to the new team at the time.

The name “Gothams” ultimately turned off the owners because it could be abbreviated to “Goths,” and Goths aren’t exactly kind people. Additionally, they frequently listen to The Cure, wear all-black clothing, and apply heavy eye makeup.

Instead, they chose the name “Jets” since the country was approaching the space era at the time and because the stadium where they played was close to both JFK and LaGuardia airports.